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Star TV now available in France

Star TV now available in France

STAR Signs First Carriage Deal in France with FREE

Top Hindi-language channels STAR PLUS, STAR GOLD, STAR ONE, and STAR NEWS now available on FREE in France



FREE, the 1st alternative broadband operator in France, and STAR, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation and Asia’s leading media and entertainment company, today announced the launch of four popular Indian television channels on FREE’s IPTV platform. The launch represents STAR’s first IPTV carriage deal in France, while also strengthening FREE’s current lineup of Indian content.


FREE users in France can now tune through the Freebox in to STAR PLUS, the #1 General Entertainment Channel in India for over eight straight years, STAR ONE, contemporary Hindi entertainment, STAR GOLD, one of the leading Hindi Movie channels in India, and STAR NEWS, keeping you update to date with the news in Hindi, from the Sub-continent.



“The IPTV carriage deal with FREE reflects a continued commitment to bring the best of Asian television entertainment to viewers in Europe,” said Yeshpal Sharma, STAR’s Vice President of Distribution and Advertising Sales for the U.K. and continental Europe. “Going forward, we look forward to strengthening our relationship with FREE in order to make more popular Asian language channels available to viewers in France.”

Star TV  “Free’s strategy is to expand its range of audiovisual services and content, making Freebox the multimedia platform of choice for French subscribers. We are very pleased that the STAR Group has joined the ranks of the broadcasters who have placed their trust in Free” declared Maxime Lombardini, CEO of Iliad /Free.


FREE users can subscribe to the STAR Pack including STAR PLUS, STAR GOLD, STAR ONE and STAR News at 19.99€/ onth. For more information, visit http://www.free.fr/.


More about Star TV


STAR PLUS: STAR PLUS has been the number one General Entertainment Channel in India for over eight consecutive years. STAR PLUS regularly features many of the top programs in the country, week in, week out. Primetime programs on STAR PLUS include household-name soap operas such as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Bollywood chat with Farah Khan on Tere Mere Beach Mein, Bidaai as well as some of the nation’s favorite reality shows Aap Ki Chacheri and Perfect Bride


STAR GOLD: STAR GOLD is a leading Hindi movie channel from India, with one of the largest Bollywood libraries. The channel also showcases exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from new releases to favourite classics.


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STAR ONE: Unleashing the next generation of Hindi entertainment, STAR ONE offers an innovative, diverse mix of programming and cutting edge production values that appeal to modern South Asians. Top rating programs on the channel include drama Sach Ka Saamna, Maharabarat, Koffee With Karan and the reality comedy show, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.


STAR NEWS: Offers 24-hour Hindi news close to the hearts of viewers. The channel focuses on significant news in a cutting-edge format. It covers the full spectrum of news ranging from politics to sport, business, investigative reports to consumer issues, and crime to the environment. Reporting news as it happens in India and with links to international news agencies, STAR NEWS keeps viewers fully informed and engaged.